Stuart Brand | Former owner Grace Hotels | Founder Zambezi Grace luxury brand

From the window of my top floor office in Cape Town I can see Lions Head and Table Mountain. I can also see the majestic and totally luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, one of the many hotels that Stuart Brand and…

David Donde | Founder Truth Coffee Roastery

Some entrepreneurs are so ridiculously prolific, talented and ‘out-there’ that they get to take on the status of ‘celebrity’ entrepreneur. In my opinion, David Donde is one of those. I know this for a fact because I get to experience…

Podcast interview with Brian Bergman | Transforming prison inmates through yoga.

Today I had the wonderful privilege of spending an hour chatting in my podcast studio to the incredible and inspiring Brian Bergman. This is a man who qualified as a vet, then followed it up with a year in an…

Seth Hulley | Former World Tour professional surfer | Sports Marketing & Management guru

I first spotted Seth Hulley surfing as a ‘grom’ in Umhlanga Rocks in the 80’s and even way back then it wasn’t hard to see that this young man was going to go all the way. He was everything a…

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle | Talk Show Host, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author and Inspirational Speaker

Over the years, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle has applied her effervescent personality for the benefit of many. As a talk show host in South Africa’s The Felicia Show (1995 – 2004) and more recently, on The Africa Channel in the US on…

Dr Eve | Internationally acclaimed couples therapist and clinical sexologist | entrepreneur

Dr Marlene Wasserman is an internationally trained Clinical Sexologist & Couple and Sex Therapist in Private Practice in SA and New York and founder of the Dr Eve brand and enterprise. She is an Academic, Educator, Author of 4 books,…

Chloe Howard | Founder of StandBeautiful

Chloe Howard was born with a clubfoot. This meant enduring much corrective surgery and not growing up walking and running freely with her peers. From a young age, Chloe learnt to deal with physical and emotional suffering. Her parents wisely…

Daren Denholm l The Memory Guy I Entrepreneur

Daren Denholm is known as “The Memory Guy” and is the global face of geniusseries.com – a hugely successful and enterprising online learning platform used by thousands globally to fast-track enhanced use of memory for learning, studying and achieving more…

Penny Heyns | Olympic Gold medalist swimmer | Coach | Inspirational speaker

Penny Heyns is, without doubt, the world’s greatest female breaststroke swimmer of the 20th Century. She is the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996 and broke 14 individual…

How Can Mindfulness Help You Achieve Greatness?

Written by Steve Cragg

Fatigue. Brain fog. Nervous saturation. They won’t help you achieve the success you seek, yet how are you planning to eliminate them from your life. It is no surprise to hear that CEO Jack Dorsey, TV sensation Ellen Degeneres or entrepreneur Russell…

Pepe Marais | Creative Advertising genius | Entrepreneur | Agency founder | Author

Pepe Marais is one of SA’s advertising creative icons with a track-record to make anyone in the local advertising landscape swoon with awe, admiration, and to be honest, in my case, a twinge of jealousy. Together with his business partner,…

Beth Doane | The Woman Behind Some Of the World’s Biggest Brands And Executives

Written by Steve Cragg

Pinning down Beth Doane isn’t always easy: on any given day, you could find her on a private jet to a client’s film premier, at an estate in London where she’s been asked to advise an heiress, or Silicon Valley,…

Jessica Dewhurst | Social Justice & Advocacy Desk Coordinator of ERNSA

Jessica Dewhurst has been an active member of the Edmund Rice Network for 13 years, a volunteer in ER projects for over 9 years, and the Networks Youth Coordinator for 2 years. She is also the chairperson of the Edmund…

Marianne Fassler | Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur

Marianne Fassler is one of South Africa’s preeminent fashion designers. Based in Johannesburg, Marianne has spent almost four decades in the fashion business. Her creative workshop, Leopard Frock is situated in Saxonwold and from here she sells garments and separates…

Anja Ringgren Lovén | Founder & Director Of DINNødhjælp

Anja Ringgren Lovén is the moving spirit behind DINNødhjæp. She decided to resign as a store manager in 2011 to travel to Africa, where she worked for three months as an observer and relief worker for DanChurchAid (Folkekirkens Nødhjælp). During…

The Ultimate Productivity Cheat Sheet with 35 How To Tips to Perform Smarter

Written by Jason Stewart

We read 6 Books on Productivity to find the most practical wisdom in becoming more productive. Here we cover what we found to be the six-best. Each book is highly valuable, so we suggest getting them for yourself to have…

Swaady Martin | A Day In My Life

Swaady Martin, is an Ivorian entrepreneur, prides herself as a custodian of Africa’s rich culture and history. And she preserves it with style. After an eventful, high-flying 11-year career at GE, where she held leadership positions in several divisions across…

Mike Teke | President Of The Chamber Of Mines SA & Founder Of Dedicoal

Mike is the Founder of Dedicoal, a mining and beneficiation company, Executive Chairman of Masimong Group, and Non-Executive Director of Rolfes Technology Holdings. He serves as Chairman of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal and was Non-Executive Chairman of Optimum Coal….

How Role Models Helped These 9 Successful South Africans

Written by Steve Cragg

Who do you look up to and try to emulate? Is it a famous sports person, a celebrity, a world politician, a visionary inventor, a spiritual leader, a businessperson? Or is it your sibling, a parent, or someone in your…

Learn How To Read A Book In 40 Minutes From The Worlds Best Speed Readers

Written by Steve Cragg

We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed by information, and so we set out to find out how you can increase the speed and efficiency of your reading. Speed reading can save time and help you to process information…

10 Habits That Will Make You The Most Successful Person You Can Be

Written by Steve Cragg

We all aim for success, each and every single one of us, whether we admit it all not – we all want it! If you are already high up on that success ladder or if you have only just started climbing it,…

Ian Moir | CEO Of Woolworths

Mr. Ian Moir has been the Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths Holdings Limited since November 18, 2010. Mr. Moir served as Managing Director of Retail at Country Road Ltd. since January 1, 2010, served as its Chief Executive Officer from…

Stephen Saad | Co-Founder & CEO of Aspen Pharmacare

Written by Jason Stewart

Stephen Saad – CEO of  Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. – is one of South Africa’s richest men, having reached millionaire status at the tender age of 29. Stephen Saad recently joined the small group of South African billionaires in 2014. Saad…

Ran Neu-Ner | Co-Group CEO, The Creative Counsel

An entrepreneur from birth, Ran Neu-Ner believes business is business, whether you’re selling cabbages or cars. He graduated from university with a B.Com and a CFA, and, having added qualification to entrepreneurial drive, was unleashed onto the world of real…

Tshepo Phakathi | Group CEO of Phakathi Holdings

At only 29 years of age and 12 years in formal business, Mr. Tshepo Phakathi is the Group CEO of Phakathi Holdings [a company with 8 subsidiaries and 2038 employees (Jan 2013). He is a quintessential workaholic obsessed with solving…

Ian Fuhr | Sorbet CEO

Ian Fuhr is a serial entrepreneur and business go-getter whose working career is lined with a number of entrepreneurial start-up businesses.  Since he launched the Sorbet chain of beauty salons in 2005 the business has grown to over 104 outlets,…

Bheki Kunene | Founder of MindTrix

Bheki Kunene is one of South Africa’s most celebrated and respected young entrepreneurs. The success of his company, Mindtrix, enables him to change the lives of over 40 people. Bheki has shown that with determination, it is possible to surmount almost…

Anthony Christov | Art Director at Pixar

Anthony Christov is an art director currently designing the look for films at award-winning Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently art directored WALL•E. He worked in a similar capacity for the successful Finding Nemo animated feature and was the set…

Alan Keet | CEO of Grand Parade Investments Limited

Alan is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He joined the group in April 2012 as CEO, prior to which he was the CEO of Nolands (Cape Town and South Africa), where he served his articles and subsequently became a partner…

13 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Take The First Step (and to stop procrastinating on life)

Written by Jason Stewart

            Riaan Manser | Adventurer, author and speaker best known for conquering multiple ‘first-ever’ trips Read Riaan’s full interview by clicking here                 Vusi Thembekwayo | The rock…

Attie van Wyk | Music Entrepreneur and CEO of Big Concerts

Written by Jason Stewart

Attie van Wyk is the CEO of Big Concerts, South Africa’s largest premier live entertainment company. The company has promoted more than 1600 shows with an excess of 300 international artists to an audience of more than 10 million people….